Our Doctors


Dr. Khaira graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree
in Biological Sciences in 1990.  He proceeded to California Polytechnic University
in Pomona to work on his Masters in Physiology before going to St. George’s
University to obtain his Medical Doctorate.  Dr. Khaira spent 3 years of postgraduate
training in Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital before coming to
Sacramento in 1998. Dr. Khaira’s interests are well child care, obesity prevention,
and sports medicine. Dr. Khaira holds faculty teaching positions at Touro University
Medical School,the University of California at Davis, and Samuel Merrit Univerisity
and is an active preceptor for medical students.


Melissa Arca, M.D. is a board certified pediatrician who received her undergraduate
degree from UCI and her MD from USC Keck School of
Medicine. She went on to complete her pediatric residency at Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles. She is particularly interested in parent education and
child advocacy and uses social media to help do that. She is author of the
award winning blog, Confessions of a Dr. Mom and writes a weekly pediatric
health column for The Sacramento Bee. She enjoys down time with her husband
and two children, ages 5 and 7. They visit the ocean any free chance they



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